This trade is just focusing on the Cincinnati Reds’ potential interest in Alex Wood and Yasiel Puig. And while Scooter Gennett has not directly been named as a Dodgers target, he would be a huge pickup for the team and could become the team’s everyday second baseman.
This would allow Max Muncy to play first base and Cody Bellinger to transition into the outfield. This would grant Dave Roberts wish of playing Muncy and Bellinger every day without having to make the significant sacrifice of playing Muncy at second base on a daily basis.
The Dodgers would also be adding an elite arm in the bullpen in Raisel Iglesias. Iglesias would be a great bridge arm to Kenley Jansen in the ninth and could be the Dodgers go-to arm in the postseason, much like Brandon Morrow and Ryan Madson were the last two years.
Iglesias is talented enough where he won’t eventually crumble like both Morrow and Madson have done.
In return, the Reds get two solid big league players in Alex Wood and Yasiel Puig that could contribute to the ball club. As well as those two, the Reds would be acquiring big league ready corner infielder Edwin Rios, who is being slept on as one of the best big league ready prospects in the majors.
Tony Gonsolin is another piece to throw in. He is another top-15 prospect that would give the Reds a pitching return to look forward to.
For just one season of Gennett and a reliever, that is not a terrible trade return for either side.